Looking through my photos I realize I accidentally skipped Kobe. Kobe is less than an hour train ride away from Osaka. It's known for Kobe beef, beef
Onomichi is a small port city in the Hiroshima Prefecture. I stay here for 4 nights to explore Hiroshima and its surroundings because I couldn't find
Miyajima Island houses the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is very accessible from Hiroshima. I use the JR Seishun 18 Pass* to
About ten years ago my friend Lil asked if JM and I were interested in volunteering to be language partners. I said yes, and that's how I met Miyuki
Dotonburi Sometimes written as Dotomburi, Dotonburi is the most popular tourist destination in Osaka. It's a busy place with crazy big signage.
For quick meals I buy nigiri sushi (plum or seaweed), inari sushi, or an egg sandwich from convenience stores (konbini) – Lawson, Family Mart, or